Component: Victim Services

Legislation: Ministry of Community and Social Services Act

Service description

The Province is providing funding to the Recipient to provide ongoing maintenance and technical support for Participants in the Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking. Funding is also being provided to update portions of the content, develop additional materials and continue promoting the training program among service providers to help identify and provide appropriate services required by victims of human trafficking.

People served

Service providers and professional associations across the province.

Program/service features

Specific service provided

The Recipient will

  • Maintain the existing website and training modules and provide prompt technical and academic support to training Participants
  • Update the content based on recent developments in the anti-trafficking efforts in Ontario and based on feedback received from Participants
  • Develop modified versions of the training for targeted promotion among certain professional categories, in consultation with the Province
  • Host a series of four webinars in each year, offering Participants the opportunity to interact with the training development team, ask questions and engage in conversations with subject matter experts and other service providers working to assist human trafficking victims/survivors
  • Host four Q&A sessions that focus specifically on MCIS training modules where subject matter experts would lead a discussion on various human trafficking topics covered in the training programs
  • Promote the training program among service providers and professional associations across the province
  • Update and promote the training initiative as a continuing education resource for professionals working with survivors of human trafficking
    • Update the training to align with and reflect the efforts being made as part of the Ontario Strategy to End Human Trafficking and the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office
    • Actively promote the training with professional bodies such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Police Colleges and School Boards and Community Colleges, and promote this training initiative as Continuing Education Units so members get professional development credits
    • Develop additional training content and webinars for continued engagement of learners, in alignment with the Province’s instructions as to theme or subject matter

Program goals

The goals of this initiative are to ensure ongoing access and user support for the existing online training, and to enhance the training to provide additional/updated information to training Participants. With the development of new modules of the training, it is anticipated that the training will appeal to an even wider professional audience.

Ministry expectations

The Recipient will participate in the evaluation of services through the submission of financial/statistical reports and other processes identified by the Ministry.

The Recipient will evaluate the effectiveness of the human trafficking curriculum and online training, based on criteria to be developed jointly with the Province. This will include an analysis of any written or verbal feedback received from training Participants as demonstrated through feedback surveys conducted in both English and French.

Reporting requirements

Service data on ministry funded expenditures will be reported on at an Interim and Final stage. Please refer to your final agreement for report back due dates and targets.

Performance measures and project evaluation service data will be reported through supplemental reports to the ministry.

Service Data NameDefinition

Ministry-funded Agency Expenditures: Anti- Human Trafficking (AHT) Online Training

Total ministry-funded expenses for the Transfer Payment Recipient to administer and/or deliver the Anti-Human Trafficking Online Training program in the reporting year (cumulative).